Budget

The federal budget that was released on Tuesday (March 19) had some good news for our city, including municipal top-up funding to support local infrastructure priorities. Through that, Burlington will benefit from the one-time doubling of the Federal Gas Tax funding resulting in an extra $5.6 million for infrastructure. Federal Gas Tax funding can be …

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Council passed the 2019 Capital Budget and 10-year forecast on Monday (Feb. 25), while discussions continued this week (on Tuesday, Feb. 26 and Thursday, Feb. 28) for the 2019 proposed Operating Budget. Staff’s initial proposed operating budget called for a 3.99% tax increase, but I am happy to report that after working with my council …

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Council is in the middle of capital and operating budget discussions. Staff’s initial proposed operating budget called for a 3.99% tax increase. I am working with my council colleagues to get that below 3% while investing in transit, infrastructure, seniors programming, bylaw enforcement and more. As the 2019 Budget process continues, Burlington City Council brings …

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The new city council will participate in a full day budget orientation and briefing meeting Dec. 13. The agenda is as follows: Corporate priorities overview. This item to be discussed 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. and will be followed by a recess. Budget 101. This item to be discussed 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., after the …

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Fee increases are being proposed to a range of new and existing services to reflect inflation (between 1-3%), cost recovery, and comparisons to neighbouring municipalities. Many fees have no increase, and some leadership/training fees have substantially decreased to align with area municipalities, including lifesaving instructor and first aid training. New fees include: $459 for Motor …

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The following recommendations were approved at standing committees and come to city council for approval July 10, 6:30pm. This is the last council meeting before summer break. Standing committee meetings resume Sept. 5. Update on John St. development Construction is underway for a 17 storey residential tower, 6 storey parking garage and 8 storey office/medical …

To council: update on John St. development; tall building guidelines; budget 2018; $1 million for JoBrant Museum; living wage study; active aging plan Read More »